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Honduran ousted president Manuel Zelaya claims the United States in partnership with de facto leader Roberto Micheletti are involved in an operation to “launder” the coup d’etat of June 28th.
In separate statements this weekend, Chilean Foreign Minister Mariano Fernandez and government spokesperson Carolina Toha refuted the spying accusations made by Peruvian officials late last week.
“Chile does not spy” said the Chilean government officials.
United Kingdom Foreign Secretary David Miliband said on Monday a politically binding deal on climate change will only be struck with the agreement of leading South American countries.
Honduras de facto leader Roberto Micheletti has been named vice-president of the Liberal International organization in spite of the fact he is not recognized by a majority of the international community.
Bolivian president Evo Morales continues to lead comfortably public opinion polls with only three weeks for the presidential election scheduled for December 6. Five million Bolivians are registered to vote.
Almost 100.000 residents are registered in Magallanes Region to vote on December 13th Chilean general elections which will decide on the country’s next president and regional members for the Lower House in Santiago.
Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez announced he will begin bombarding not Colombia, but the clouds so as to trigger much needed precipitations to help fill up dams and reservoirs, at record low levels, and which have forced water and power rationing.
Panama President Ricardo Martinelli said his country “will recognize the winner” of the coming Honduran presidential election next November 29th. “We will recognize the election process and the winner”, said Martinelli in an interview with La Estrella from Panama City.
President Hugo Chavez on Friday rejected a joint border monitoring system with Colombia which was proposed by Brazil. He said he would not allow any extra-national force along the Venezuelan border zone with Colombia.
Conservative presidential candidate Sebastían Piñera on Thursday defended comments he made Tuesday to a meeting of retired, Pinochet-era military and police officials. Piñera pledged his government would put an end to human rights cases that “never end” if he succeeds in his bid for office.